Thursday, February 24, 2011

A Pretty Vintage Cake Stand


Mixing and matching the pretty vintage plates we use to create our cake stands takes a lot of time, care and consideration. Making the correct decision is a subjective process and quite honestly, choosing just the right colours, sizes and patterns can often cause some disagreement. The rule is that if we love our cake stands then we hope that you will too. Sometimes making that choice is easy. Especially when we're presented with such a gorgeous set of matching plates.


This three tiered vintage cake stand is a great example. We were bowled over with the beauty of the hand painted decoration on these Royal Standard bone china plates made sometime around the late 1940s. They were a rare and happy find. 


Someone took a lot of pride and precision in their work. Whoever owned them in the following decades took pride in them too. You can tell that they've been well loved and kept for best as the gold gilding is barely worn and the colours are still vibrant and bright. 


The teacup we used to create the top tier of the cake stand is in fabulous condition too. It will look lovely filled with sugared almonds and other sweetie treats.


The square scalloped edged cake plate at the base with scrolls of gold gilding on the handles adds the finishing touch of vintage glamour. I must say I especially adore this latest cake stand and as it's going to a new home I thought I'd share it with you now. 

Each of our vintage cake stands is unique. It's unlikely that someone else has found the exact same plates since they are so long out of production and have chosen the very same to match. We are constantly on the look out for pretty plates and tea sets and replenishing our stock with unique items on an almost daily basis. 

Check back and let's see what pretty things may come soon. 




Friday, February 11, 2011

Just Mad About Vintage Teacups


A mixed set of pretty pink floral teacups.

Art Deco Tuscan china teacups, saucers and tea plates.

Mixed English china pale blue and antique gold teacups.

Roses and floral bone china teacups.

Pale green and gold teacup stack.

Mixed vibrant green and primrose yellow Art Deco teacups.

A colourful collection of vintage teacups.

I'm mad about vintage teacups! I just wanted to share a small selection of some of the vintage teacups from the latest tea sets we have for sale. With some many pretty patterns it's hard to choose a favourite. I love them all. Whether you're looking for an Art Deco tea set for a 1920's theme tea party, a mixed pink vintage tea set for a shabby chic afternoon tea with friends, a collectible tea set for your display cabinet or something elegant for a celebration or wedding table, we will have something suitable in our boutique.

I'm now going to go and put the kettle on. I think it's time for a nice cup of tea!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Say it with flowers

Fancy an attractive alternative to a bunch of roses this Valentine's Day? Why say it with flowers when you can give a lasting gift like one of our gorgeous vintage cake stands! Our Vintage Rose Cake Stand is currently featured in the February 2011 issue of Saga Magazine.


Love and Cake are perfect partners, so be reminded of your sweetheart everytime you serve your confections. These beautiful roses won't wilt!

This cake stand is now sold - but we have many more unique cake stands to choose from at Cake Stand Heaven and notonthehighstreet.com.

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